Title

The Therapeutic Use of Music on Agitated Behavior in Those With Dementia

Journal

Holistic Nursing Practice

Year

2005

Volume

19

Issue

6

First Page

258

Last Page

62

Abstract

Clinically, nursing has long recognized dementia behaviors--agitation, aggression, wandering, and general confusion--to be a significant patient problem as well as a major stress to nursing staff and caregivers. Although there is no cure, much can be done to improve these patients' daily care and, ultimately, their quality of life.

Music and Health Institute Terms

Confusion; Distress; Elderly; Music Listening; Music Medicine; Neurocognitive Disorders; Psychological Outcomes; Quality of Life; Recorded Music Listening; Suffering

Indexed Terms

Dementia; Holistic Nursing; Nurse's Role; Nurse-Patient Relations; Nursing Methodology Research; Psychomotor Agitation; United States

Study Type

Editorials, Opinions, Position Papers

Disciplines

Nursing

PubMed ID

16269943

Document Type

Article

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